More than 300 presents were donated to an appeal to provide gifts for elderly people, who might otherwise not receive anything
Rev Barbara Sharp and Alan Savage with all the gifts donated
The community has rallied round to spread Christmas spirit to pensioners.
More than 300 presents were donated to an appeal to provide gifts for elderly people, who might otherwise not receive anything.
The 'Be a Santa to a Senior' appeal, was organised by care company Home Instead and community group Sale Square Mile.
The presents will be delivered with a guide to local events and handmade Christmas cards from children from St St Mary's, Woodheys and Springfield Primary Schools.
The gifts were wrapped at a community open day at St Paul's Church in Sale, which was attended by organisations including Washway Road Medical Centre, Trafford Carers Centre, Age UK, Parkinsons UK, the Stroke Association and local businesses.
The organisations will help to distribute the gifts to older people in Sale and Altrincham and Wythenshawe Hospital.
Owner of Home Instead Altrincham and Sale, Alan Savage, said: "It's great to see the whole community get behind what we were trying to do.
"It's wonderful how everyone has worked together to bring a bit of festive cheer to some of our elderly people this Christmas.
"I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone involved, including all the retailers and the children who made blank christmas cards to accompany the gifts."